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Concours Eurovision is the Swiss Eurovision national selection. This has been held on an irregular basis since 1956. During the 1980s, the contest tended to have ten participating songs - three in French, three in German, three in Italian and one in Romansch.
A number of Swiss entrants have made multiple appearances in the contest, such as Mariella Farré 1981,83,85, Daniela Simmons in 1983,85, 86 and Arlette Zola in 1982,84 and 85. The legendary Peter, Sue & Marc appeared on six occasions - 1973,74,75,76,79 and 81. Céline Dion won the 1988 final by just seven points over her nearest rivals, Furbaz.
In 2005 the show was indefinitely cancelled when SRG SSR started to stage internal selection contests. For the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 a new open selection format called Die grosse Entscheidungs Show was established. This new show is being held annually since then.
The following table lists those entries which finished fifth or higher at Eurovision:
|1961||"Nous aurons demain"||Franca Di Rienzo||3rd||16|
|1963||"T'en va pas"||Esther Ofarim||2nd||40|
|1969||"Bonjour, Bonjour"||Paola del Medico||5th||13|
|1976||"Djambo, Djambo"||Peter, Sue and Marc||4th||91|
|1981||"Io senza te"||Peter, Sue and Marc||4th||121|
|1982||"Amour on t'aime"||Arlette Zola||3rd||97|
|1986||"Pas pour moi"||Daniela Simmons||2nd||140|
|1988||"Ne partez pas sans moi"||Céline Dion||1st||137|
|1991||"Canzone per te"||Sandra Simó||5th||118|
|1993||"Moi, tout simplement"||Annie Cotton||3rd||148|
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